Annual Report Design

Top Shelf Design Professional Services

Top Shelf Design also specializes in creating eye-catching, descriptive, and insightful annual reports for all your company’s reporting needs. Whether you’re a small business ready to showcase your company’s performance to investors, or a larger corporation getting ready to share its numbers with stakeholders, Top Shelf Design offers creative solutions to make your annual reports stand out.

Once you become a client, Top Shelf Design will discuss your needs and custom-tailor your annual reports to the goals and metrics you set. If you have content already outlined for us you can send it to our firm and we will take care of the design, layout, graphics, and colors for you. Very formal reports can often be bland, tedious to read, and can be overlooked, this can be a deal-breaker for some individuals. At Top Shelf Design, we hone our creativity and technical skills to create annual reports that are not only informative but expressive and that will leave a lasting impression on your readers.

What is an annual report?

If you want to show your shareholders, investors, and analysts your company performance over the past year, you can do so by investing in a professionally designed annual report from Top Shelf Design. According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an annual report is a document used by most public companies to disclose corporate information to their shareholders that contain valuable information contingent on company performance.

At Top Shelf Design, we categorize annual reports into two sections, the first section can contain a combination of graphics, photos, and an accompanying narrative, all of which chronicle your company’s activities over the past year. The second half is more detailed and technical which contains financial and operational information such as profit statements, operating expenses, revenue, and the current cash flows of your business. We tailor these key elements and much more depending on what information you want to disclose and we combine it all with our artistic touch and style that is sure to impress your investor or business partner.

Key Elements for a Great Design

A great annual report is known for impeccable design and eye-catching visuals. Presentation goes a long way in creating something people will love. After all, in an annual report, you are communicating the values and goals of your business. Producing creative reports that are highly visual and narrative-driven can help your business connect more with shareholders and investors and reach a clearer sense of understanding of what is working in your company and what requires some extra adjustment. With this in mind, many medium-sized and large companies devote large sums of money to making their annual reports as attractive and informative as possible. 

The Details and Contents

If you are wondering what usually goes into creating an effective annual report, typically, an annual report will contain the following sections:

  • General corporate information
  • Operating and financial highlights
  • Letter to the shareholders from the CEO
  • Narrative text, graphics, and photos
  • Management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A)
  • Financial statements, balance sheets, income statement, and cash flow statement
  • Auditor’s report
  • Summary of financial data
  • Accounting policies

We tailor in all these details and much more to create a one-of-a-kind report that will showcase the performance of your business or corporation in a clear, creative, and concise format.     

Benefits of choosing an agency for annual report design

Both public and private companies use annual reports to provide important business and financial information to investors, analysts, and the media, it’s common practice in the business world with thousands of annual reports published yearly.

Here are some reasons why an annual report is necessary for your business:

  • Provides an opportunity to highlight a company’s key achievements, expectations for the coming year, and overall goals and objectives
  • Gives information on the company’s financial position
  • Tells shareholders and employees the company’s strategy for growth in the coming year
  • Acts as a decision-making guide for investors

Although the annual report is directed to individuals associated with your business, it can also be used as an advertising and marketing tool to show the public that your company is doing well. If one of your goals is to highlight the achievements and success your business experienced in the past year, then hiring a design agency like Top Shelf Design for your annual report is a worthwhile investment. Their report designs are top-tier, expressive, and visual, they win engagements with investors and company stakeholders.